US State Dept. to Close Last 2 Consulates in Russia

All this leaves is Moscow left for Americans:

WASHINGTON, December 19. /TASS/. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has decided to shut down the national consulate general in Russia’s Vladivostok and suspend the operation of the diplomatic mission in Russia’s Yekaterinburg, a spokesperson for the State Department told TASS Friday. He explained that the decision was made to optimize the operation of the US diplomatic mission to Russia. At the same time, no additional actions involving Russian consulates general in the US are planned now.

Source: US consulate general in Vladivostok shuts down, one in Yekaterinburg stops operation – World – TASS

and

WASHINGTON, December 19 (Sputnik) – The Trump administration informed Congress that the United States will shut its two remaining consulates in Russia, The Associated Press reported, citing a department notification it obtained. The State Department told lawmakers last week the US would permanently close the consulate in Vladivostok and temporarily suspend operations at the facility in Yekaterinburg, the report said Friday.

Source: US State Dept. Notifies Congress of Intent to Close Last 2 Consulates in Russia – Sputnik International

The US blames it upon not allowed enough staff….yet do not forget who started this mess…

Kinda pissed this morning; Good job America close those Russian Consulates…

WtR

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